Wednesday, November 23, 2016

21 WAYS TO FOCUS ON YOUR UNIVERSAL SELF

PHOTOS

COLLABORATOR



OUTFIT

SWEATER  //  SHE IN
JEANS  //  UNIF
FISHNET TIGHTS  //  EBAY
O-RING COLLAR  //  EBAY
CREEPER PLATFORMS  //  T.U.K.
BACKPACK  //  TARGET


I am a turkey baby! Whether the holiday lands on my birthday or not, Thanksgiving seems to always consume my day. I am very grateful for my family and friends, but this year I'm taking back my birthday. No, working on my day. No more excuses for not celebrating, and no more pretending that pie is a substitute for a party. I'm to old for that shit and if no one wants to join I guess I'll just have to pop the champagne by myself.


Turning 21 presumably opens an amazing new world of adulthood. Although I don't feel that this coming of age will change me drastically, it will be nice to not be the only one in my circle who can't socialize after hours.  I have decided to sit back and embrace the crazy adventure that is 21. I want to be selfish and soak up all the love I can. I wish to give my friends something to look forward to that will bring us all closer together. And I'm ready to cash in all my 'Maddi in shining armor' points for a list of babysitters who will happily hold my hair back and drag my ass to bed when I get too drunk. There is something tempting about being a damsel in distress once in a while. In honor of my 21st birthday I have compiled  a list of ways to focus on you, because the first thing we should all be thankful for this year is existence and our universal self.


1. Treat your body with the respect before it's too late.

2. Never accept being treated less than you deserve by others. Know your worth.

3. Surround yourself with those who will positively impact your life and escalate your goals.

4. Wear what you want, when you want to. Crop top season is a myth.

5. Spread love and kindness to everyone, empathy is too scares these days.

6. Never take no for an answer. If you really want it you will find a way.

7. Create. Innovate. Progress.

8. Follow your dreams no matter how impossible.

9. Guide your peers and spread your knowledge.

10. Respect your elders. They have a wealth of experience to share.

11. Learn to lead. Never settle for the life of a sheep.

12. Find your own path and manifest what you need.

13. Never compare your grind to the highlight reel of others.

14. Fight for the rights of yourself and others, because we all matter.

15. Be exactly who you want, and accept what you cannot change.

16. See the world while you can, some things are more important than money.

17. Invest in your passions. Never fear the future.

18. Always trade up in all categories of life: relationships, jobs, goals, etc.

19.  Remember that everything is interconnected and cyclical.

20. Speak your mind and only hold your tongue at your own expense.

21. Embrace each day as you would a lifetime.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

LAZY GIRL'S GUIDE TO FALL // LOOKBOOK

PHOTOS
MADDI MCFARLAND

MODEL
JORDAN PATT

ASSISTANTS
JINEO SAITO
REGINA KHOO















I know I'm not the only one abusing my right to athleisure. It's ever so tempting when the temperature starts to drop to give up on style.  I personally cannot live with hoodies and leggings everyday of the week. I felt it was appropriate to style a Fall Lookbook with some cozy alternatives to the same old activewear. Staples and strategic accessories are key for chilly weather. And if you are anything like me, boots are essential because who has time for laces. Remember to layer so you can always stay warm, but be prepared to shed throughout the day. Paired with the right jacket or cardigan you can make your summer apparel last all year long. I have found thrift stores to be a treasure trove of outerwear and sweaters with huge markdown prices from the original retail.  Comfort is important but feeling confident trumps all!  SOOOO, I hope you all have a fabulous Fall!

XO,
M